Here is a dress that I just finished up. The pattern is from BakerLane.com - Catherine's Choice. I've used this pattern one other time, but never finished the dress for a couple of reasons.
- I was trying to get way too creative and mix some fabrics together for the top and bottom. What it looked like when I was done was that I had been cut in 1/2 by one of those illusionist guys. Blah!
- While I was sewing it, some neighbor's dogs came and attacked all of our chickens. Hubby had to put the rest of them down because they were injured so badly. Then in the process of all of that - we got locked out of our own home - hence the bad taste in my mouth for the whole thing.
- I had also picked a pretty heavy cotton fabric and it felt like I was wearing a pile of bricks.
One reason that I really love this pattern is because of the variety of seasons of life that you can wear it through - maternity, nursing, and beyond! I pray that I'm not to the beyond part for a long time, but in the meantime, I'll get plenty of use out of it.
I'm now almost 37 weeks pregnant, so the hemline is hiked up in the front, but I didn't want to have to redo the hemline in a few weeks, so I just did it even all the way around. I added a pretty butterfly trim to the neck and sleeves and then an eyelet lace to the bottom - almost making it look as though a slip is poking from underneath.
I have material to make this same dress in a really pretty green. But have to make P.8.G.s swimsuit first.
Another great thing about this pattern is that it will look becoming even while trying to get back to a normal post-baby size. It's one reason I love the slightly gathered front.
It also has 2 different neck options. I used the scoop neck on this one, but will probably use the jewel neck on the green dress. It's a pretty easy pattern to sew up and the results are timeless, so I'll be making more of them as I get back to The Lord's Table and lose the extra poundage that I have put on.
I'd love to know what you think.